Mapping and Valuing Ecosystems Services, and Prioritizing Investments in Select Watersheds in Nepal and Pakistan to support Sustainable Hydropower

Deadline: 20-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

To help Nepal and Pakistan promote smart hydropower development through catchment area management in support of countries green growth strategies, the World Bank is initiating an activity whose main components are to: (i) create awareness and influence among policymakers across energy, water resources, and forestry ministries on the role of catchment area management and PES schemes in promoting sustainable hydropower and as a source of green and inclusive growth; (ii) generating know-how on how integrated catchment area management can promote smart hydropower development and green inclusive growth through (a) the application of ecosystem services-based modeling tools to map and value ecosystem services and to develop cost-effective catchment area management plans in selected catchments; and (iii) strengthen capacity of technical officers to apply catchment area management tools.

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eC2: Consultant for 2030 Water Resources Group Bangladesh

Deadline: 24-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Working under the supervision of the Bangladesh Program Coordinator for 2030 World Bangladesh partnershipResources Group (WRG) the Consultant will support the 2030 WRGs Bangladesh secretariat including:
1. Support organization of workshops, focused group discussions and high level meetings related to the Bangladesh Water Multi-Stakeholder Partnership and its three work-streams
2. Prepare agenda, presentations, case studies for the events
3. Liaise with stakeholders from the government, private sector and civil society to seek their inputs into event design and execution
4. Support communication and PR functions and provide all logistical support
5. Support the analytical studies Water Governance and Sustainability work-stream and associated Task Forces.
6. Support the Investment Plan of the Bangladesh Delta Plan
7. Support the Greater Dhaka Watershed Restoration (GDWR) and Agri-Water work-streams as needed
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eC2:Landscape Approach at the Watershed Level

Deadline: 11-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The objective of this assessment is to develop a robust alternative analysis to determine whether developing a hydropower plant at the current site in the Sounda Gorge is the most environmentally and socially sound alternative to meet the RoCs electricity needs or there are potential alternatives of smaller cascading schemes located at different sites in the same watershed. The IFC, in coordination with the Government, will consider this information to support hydropower planning decisions.

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